Catalyst Radio is a weekly radio show with hosts Linda Gellasch and Denise Cheng that looks at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting as well as grassroots and nonprofit efforts around the community. The show comprises a media analysis and developments portion, interview segment and calendar of events. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.
Chris Gray from the Clemente Skatepark Committee is on air with us. In the last year, tickets issued to skateboarders for using public facilities for the sport has increased from three to 43. With each subsequent ticket fee doubling, there is a need for Clemente Skatepark more than ever as the first public skatepark in Grand Rapids in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood. Chris shares about fundraising for the park and for additions such as a rain garden, art park and community garden that will be part of the new-and-improved Clemente Park.
The featured song is "Skateboard Lady" from local band Common Shiner's album, So Long.